Director: Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret (142/14)
Actress: Leila Hatami, A Separation (129/15)
Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist (114/10)
S. Actor: Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method (124/13)
S. Actress: Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter (175/15)
Screenplay: Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene (81/11)
Scene: "Vltava," The Tree of Life (99/7)
Lonergan placed 11th in 2000 for You Can Count on Me.
Hatami makes her first appearance since placing 15th for Leila in 1999. Mortensen has two previous nods in the lead category, both in Cronenberg films, at #2 (A History of Violence, 2005) and #5 (Eastern Promises, 2007). Chastain made her Skandies debut yesterday. (I would have bet considerable money against her not being one of the "nominees" this year, and lost. But then, I voted for her performance in The Debt rather than either of those that placed.) Dujardin is new, and, again, so is Durkin, this being his feature debut.